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        Bygmester Solness. Skuespil i tre akter.

      København 1892. 8vo. 220 s. Orig. dekorert helsjirtingbd. (Grått) med helt gullsnitt. Ex libris på forsats. Hilsen datert Julaften 1892 på fribl

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        Tess of the D'Urbervilles

      London: James Osgood, 1892. 519 pp. Gray cloth with floral and lined gilt stamping. First Single Volume Edition, but the fifth overall after the original 1891 issue. In Good+ condition. Former owner name on first and second page. Binding strained at rear hinge. Spine ends worn. Cloth shows light overall wear, rubbing, light bubbling and scuffing.Spine slightly darkened.

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        Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

      London George Newnes, 1892-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. London: George Newnes, 1892: First British Edition, First Printing. First issue with no street name on the sign on the cover, and "Violent" for "Violet" on page 317. In Good overall condition, with soiling and edge wear, and to exterior. The outer hinges appear repaired. Pages show light overall wear, signs of use and age, and occasional foxing. Hinge at rear is starting with webbing visible. Offsetting to front end paper from apparent removed book plate, corner clipped. Pencil to verso of front free end paper. A rare copy, in solid condition overall, with all illustrations intact.

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        THE BRITISH ORNITHOLOGISTS' CLUB 1892-1975. [Volumes 1-95 bound in 31 uniform volumes]

      London: R. H. Porter. Very Good. 1892. First Editions. Hardcover. 8vo A very good run from the inception of the bulletin in 1892 to no. 95 published in 1975, with an index to volumes 1-51. Beautifully bound in modern red cloth (some volumes bound earlier) with black leather title labels to the spine, lettered in gilt. Volume 18 is not present, though the dates run sequentially and perhaps this number was never issued? All bound up from original parts with the exception of pp. ix-xxxiv & cv-cvii in vol. 10 which are in facsimile and vol. 61 also supplied in facsimile. The title page for vol. 62 is not present otherwise appears to be complete (though it has not been possible to check every page). The bindings are all very good with light wear only, a few of the earlier bindings are a little faded. Contents generally very good, a few title pages a little worn where evidentally posted. A very good run. .

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        An Australian Language as spoken by the Awabakal the People of Awaba or Lake Macquarie

      Sydney: Charles Potter, Government Printer, 1892. Octavo, folding map and other illustrations; very good in original plum morocco binding, blind embossed and lettered in gilt, a little rubbed. Substantially revised edition of Threlkeld's foundation work in aboriginal languages, re-arranged by the anthropologist, John Fraser, including work published for the first time. Fraser's preface sombrely comments that the work is being issued "as a record of the language of native tribes that are rapidly disappearing from the coasts of Eastern Australia… The indigenes of the Sydney district are gone long ago, and some of the inland tribes are represented now only by a few families of wanderers." The Reverend Lancelot Eward Threlkeld lived for many years as a missionary in the Lake Macquarie district, and first published a grammar in 1834. This volume includes Threlkeld's grammatical studies, as well as a reissue of his Key to the Structure of the Aboriginal Language. Of great interest is Threlkeld's own translation of the gospel of St. Luke into the Awabakal language, and his Awabakal-English Lexicon, both published here for the first time, edited from the original manuscripts in the collection of Sir George Grey. Fraser also includes a good biography of Threlkeld, and several appendices from other aboriginal language scholars including Taplin and Moorhouse. The work includes an important map of New South Wales showing the known locations of the aboriginal tribes, the first time such a detailed map was attempted. There are also portraits of Biraban, one of Threlkeld's most helpful advisers; "Old Margaret", claimed to be the last survivor of the Awabakal; and Buntimai, "A Messenger

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        Die Königs-Chevaulegers. Gedenkblätter aus der Geschichte des kgl. bayerischen 4. Chevaulegers-Regimentes "König"

      O. O. und Dr., 1892.. Mit kalligraphiertem Widmungsblatt, 8 chromolithog. Tafeln und Buchschmuck von Hans Messerschmidt und dem Verfasser. VIII, 2 Bll., 537 S., 3 Bll. Blauer Maroquinband der Zeit mit Innenkantenvergoldung, 4 vergoldeten Metall-Eckbeschlägen u. zentralem vergoldeten Metall-Wappenbeschlag. 4°. Einzige Ausgabe, auch in der "Normalausgabe" nicht häufig. Hier in einem Wilhelm II. gewidmeten Exemplar, mit zus. kalligraphierten Widmungsblatt "Seiner Majestät Wilhelm II. Deutscher Kaiser, König von Preussen etc. etc. etc. allerunterthänigst Juni 1892 der Verfasser". - Auf sehr dickes Papier gedruckt. Unikales Exemplar in einem außergewöhnlich prachtvollen Einband, mit entsprechender Provenienz.

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        The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

      London: George Newnes, 1892 First edition, first printing, with "Violent" on page 317. Illustrated by Sidney Paget. Publisher's light blue cloth, beveled edges, Strand Library pictorial stamp to the front board in black, gilt lettering, all edges gilt. Very good or better, with some wear and rubbing to the extremities, light toning to the spine, minor soiling to the boards, hinges tender, a hint of offsetting to the endpapers, a few faint hints of scattered spotting, short closed tear to page 223/224, otherwise fresh and clean pages. A lovely unrestored copy. Green & Gibson A10a. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is the first collection of short stories of the adventures of his character Sherlock Holmes, an eccentric detective who relies on his powers of logic to solve crimes. Originally published serially in the Strand Magazine beginning in July 1891, the "adventures" in this volume include some of Doyle's earliest most beloved stories, including "A Scandal in Bohemia," "The Adventure of the Red-Headed League," and "The Adventure of the Crooked Man," among others. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is followed by The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, which contains the author's intended final appearance of his fictional detective in "The Death of Sherlock Holmes;" when fans protested Holmes' demise, Doyle revived Holmes with the 1901 The Hound of the Baskervilles and went on to publish two final short story collections.. Illus. by Paget, Sidney. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Autograph Manuscript, Signed, Announcing Publication of Untersuchungen uber die Ausbreitung der elektrischen Kraft

      1892. <p>Hertz&#39;s Autograph Announcement of his Book on Electric Waves</p><p> Hertz, Heinrich (1857-94). Autograph manuscript in German, signed in the heading ("Dr. Heinrich Hertz") and in the text ("Prof. Hertz). 1 sheet, with small section pasted to foot. N.p., n.d. [ca. 1892]. 336 x 210 mm. Creased where previously folded, otherwise fine. Typescript transcription and English translation included.</p><p> Hertz&#39;s manuscript draft of the announcement of the publication of Untersuchungen uber die Ausbreitung der elektrischen Kraft (1892), his treatise on electromagnetic waves. </p><p>Hertz was the first to demonstrate experimentally that electromagnetic waves radiate in space at the speed of light, just as James Clerk Maxwell had predicted in his Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism (1873). From 1885 to 1889 Hertz became the first person to broadcast and receive electro-magnetic waves. </p><p>"Hertz&#39;s proof was the result of his experimental inventiveness. He produced electric waves with an unclosed circuit connected to an induction coil, and he detected them with a simple unclosed loop of wire. He regarded his detection device as his most original stroke, since no amount of theory could have predicted that it would work. Across the darkened Karlsruhe lecture hall he could see faint sparks in the air gap of the detector. By moving it to different parts of the hall he measured the length of the electric waves; with this value and the calculated frequency of the oscillator he obtained the velocity of the waves. For Hertz his determination at the end of 1887 of the velocity-equal to the enormous velocity of light-was the most exciting moment in the entire sequence of experiments. He and others saw its significance as the first demonstration of the finite propagation of a supposed action at a distance. Early in the course of his Karlsruhe experiments Hertz noticed that the spark of the detector circuit was stronger when it was exposed to the light of the spark of the primary circuit. After meticulous investigation in which he interposed over sixty substances between the primary and secondary sparks, he published his conclusion in 1887 that the ultraviolet light alone was responsible for the effect-the photoelectric effect. He was convinced that the effect had profound theoretical meaning for the connection between light and electricity, even though the meaning was obscure at the time . . . "(DSB).</p><p> In 1905, Einstein explained the photoelectric effect as the result of light particles (photons) striking a solid body with enough energy to liberate electrons from the surface. The explanation earned him the Nobel Prize in 1921. Hertz announced his discoveries in a series of papers published in the Annalen der Physik between 1887 and 1890. These papers, which reported the work described above and Hertz&#39;s further experiments demonstrating the analogy between electric and light waves, represented "the first and decisive victory for [Maxwell&#39;s] field theory and the defeat of the Newtonian idea of instantaneous action at a distance. In fact, it is no exaggeration to say that Hertz&#39;s experiments were a major turning point in the history of mankind, both socially and intellectually" (Berkson, Fields of Force, p. 213).</p><p> Hertz&#39;s experiments also mark the beginning of modern telecommunications, for although Hertz himself did not think to profit by his electromagnetic waves, his discovery provided Marconi and others with the means to develop wireless telegraphy, radio, and other airwave technologies. In recognition of Hertz&#39;s work, the unit of frequency of a radio wave-one cycle per second-is named for him. In 1891 Hertz was asked by J. A. Barth, publisher of the Annalen, to collect his papers on electric waves in book form. Untersuchungen ¸ber die Ausbreitung der elektrischen Kraft appeared the following year; it contained all but one of Hertz&#39;s papers on Maxwell&#39;s theory, with explanatory notes and a 31-page introduction. This was Hertz&#39;s only major work to appear during his lifetime, as he died in 1894 at the age of 36. Hertz&#39;s autograph announcement, undoubtedly prepared at Barth&#39;s request, can be translated as follows:</p><p> The following will appear in the near future published by Johann Ambrosius Barth in Leipzig:</p> Investigations into The Propagation of the Electric Force by Dr. Heinrich Hertz Professor of Physics at the University of Bonn </p><p> A reprint of the original work along with an introductory overview. Bound with 40 figures in the text. The investigations by which Prof. Hertz demonstrated a few years ago for the first time the propagation in time of a presumed action at a distance, and explained the Maxwell theory regarding the relationship of light and electricity by means of experiment, have appeared in the "Annalen der Physik und Chemie." Since individual issues of these annals cannot be supplied, the book store of the publishing company was in no position to satisfy the frequent requests made for these works. At the suggestion of the publisher of the annals, these works are thus reprinted here as a collection.</p><p> The author wished to submit an introductory overview to the articles in which he could express the internal context of the investigations while at the same time serving other purposes. Since the initial publication of this work, many physicists have been active in this area. The experiments have been repeated, extended, and completed. The main results have only been confirmed thereby. However, with regard to some not at all insignificant questions, errors have certainly been found at times, and at times they have become probable. The author is thus taking this opportunity to acknowledge the errors where he is certain that he has made them, and to discuss the possibility of errors in areas where the problems that arise have not yet been completely solved. At the same time he takes the opportunity to answer certain questions that have been repeatedly put to him personally regarding the relationship of the experiments to one another and to the Maxwell theory, as well as the nature of that theory itself. In this way, the understanding of the experiments, and especially of the theoretical investigations, is not insignificantly simplified." (web reference)</p>

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        Favorite Flies & Their Histories

      Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, 1892 - The classic work of late nineteenth century American fly fishing. An interesting and attractive book, "an important work on the flies in use during the latter past of the nineteenth century - exquisite colored plates -" (Wetzel), which went into several editions. It was written (and compiled from her father's correspondence) by the daughter of Charles F. Orvis, famed American tackle-maker and author of "Fishing With the Fly" (1883). Goodspeed notes that while Mrs. Marbury was "not herself a fisher- woman", she was an expert at making flies, which she tied without the aid of a vise. Much of the book consists of the replies her father received from anglers to whom he had posed questions concerning the sport First Edition, second issue without date on title page. Thick 8vo. Illustrated with 32 color plates of flies, engravings of natural insects & 8 photos. viii, [ii], 521 pp. Original two toned green cloth. Abercrombie & Fitch label. Very Good at least. Wetzel p. 180; Goodspeed, p. 276 et seq.; Bruns M40 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La théorie électromagnétique de Maxwell et son application aux corps mouvants

      Haarlem, 1892. Haarlem, 1892. <p>The Electron Theory</p><p>Lorentz, Hendrik Antoon (1853-1928). La théorie électromagnétique de Maxwell et son application aux corps mouvants. In Archives néerlandaises des sciences exactes et naturelles 25 (1892): 363-551[Lorentz&#39;s paper occupies the entire number]. 8vo. Harlem: Les héritiers Loosjes, 1892. 241 x 152 mm. (uncut & unopened). Original wrappers,a bit worn and chipped, small marginal tear repaired; boxed. Library stamp on front wrapper and first leaf. Fine, uncut and unopened copy.</p><p>First Edition of Lorentz&#39;s seminal paper on the relationship of matter to electricity. appearing in journal form prior to the book-form version cited as Printing and the Mind of Man 378a. This paper and Lorentz&#39;s paper of 1895 (PMM 378b) embodied the first systematic appearance of the electrodynamic principle of relativity. In applying Maxwell&#39;s electromagnetic theories to moving bodies Lorentz made the fundamentally new assumption that the behavior of light and matter could be understood in terms of charged particles. Maxwell (1864) had argued that radiation was produced by the oscillation of electric charges, and in 1887 Hertz showed this to be true for radio waves, which he formed by causing electric charges to oscillate. But if light was an electromagnetic radiation after the fashion of radio waves, where were the electric charges that did the oscillating?</p><p>By 1890 it seemed quite likely that electric current was made up of charged particles, and Lorentz thought it quite possible that atoms of matter might also consist of charged particles. He hypothesized that visible light was produced by the oscillation of charged particles within the atom; if this was so, then placing a light in a strong magnetic field ought to affect the nature of the oscillations-and therefore the wavelength-of the light emitted. In 1896 Lorentz&#39;s hypothesis was demonstrated experimentally by his pupil Pieter Zeeman, who shared the Nobel Prize with Lorentz in 1902.</p><p>Lorentz also postulated that there are contractions of length with motion, and that the mass of a charged particle such as an electron depends upon its volume-the smaller the volume, the greater the mass. Arguing that mass increases with velocity led to the conclusion that the velocity of light in a vacuum is the greatest velocity at which any object can travel. Lorentz&#39;s equation describing how mass varies with velocity was adopted by Einstein in his Special Theory of Relativity (1905), in which he showed that the Lorentz mass-increase with velocity holds not only for charged particles but for all objects, charged or uncharged. Dictionary of Scientific Biography. Weber, Pioneers of Science, pp. 12-14. Magill, ed., The Nobel Prize Winners: Physics, pp. 35-42. </p>

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        Autograph Letter, signed ("Frederic Remington"), to his publishers, Little, Brown

      New Rochelle, NY, september 22, [1892] - Remington writes his publishers, Little, Brown, expressing his pleasure and thanks for their fine job in presenting his illustrated edition of Parkman's The Oregon Trail. Reading in part, "I am delighted with it [The Oregon Trail]. To my mind it is the best cover I have ever seen. It's absolute. The drawings 'come' in perfect shape and have been well arranged. I hope the book will be a tremendous success since I want to illustrate more of Mr. Parkman's works - you have my thanks and gratitude for so well doing a book in which I shall always feel a great pride." During the 1880s, most of Remington's illustrations were commissioned for magazines - The Oregon Trail was one of his earliest successes as a book illustrator 9 x 6-1/2 in. 1 p. pen and ink on paper, inlaid. Near fine with faint creases from prior folding

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        Weiß, Wilhelm Geschichte des Landkapitels Offenburg Konstanz, 1892, Umfang: 160 S. [unvollst. wohl alles erschienene], in Fraktur. 1. Entstehung der Ruralcapitel Lahr, Offenburg und Ottersweier und Grenzen derselben. 2. Die Legenden über die Ausbreitung des Christentums in der Ortenau zur Zeit der römischen Herrschaft. 3. Die Herrschaft der fränkischen Könige und die Christianisierung der Alamannen. Hagiologie der Ortenau. Kapitel 4-6 ohne Titel, da im Inhaltsverzeichnis nicht aufgeführt Bibliographiert UB-Freiburg ------------------------------------------- Mone, Franz Josef Die bildenden Künste am Bruhraine und im Kraichgau ehemals und jetzt. Topographie der Kunstwerke und Museographie in den Kreisen Karlsruhe, Heidelberg und Mannheim. [Karlsruhe], Selbstverlag (Druck: Bruchsal, F. Biedermann & Cie.) 1888 Seite 1- 480 (unvollst. wohl alles erschienene) Überaus seltenes Spätwerk des zu Mingolsheim geborenen Archivars, erschien nach dem Tod in Lieferungen, die angekündigte Vorrede, Inhaltsangabe und Register fehlt (wohl nicht erschienen) Herausgeber der Reihe war "Dr. Fridegar Mone, Prof. a. D." der Sohn des Autors. ------------------------- BEIDE TITEL SIND IN EINEN HALB-LEDER-BAND GEBUNDEN Exlibrisstempel auf Titel und Inhaltsverzeichnis vorne, Einband etwas berieben, Ex-Bibliotheksexemplar. Sehr gut erhalten, eventuelle Mängel sind eingepreist.

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        Up the Niger Narrative of Major Claude Macdonald's Mission to the Niger and Benue Rivers, West Africa

      George Philip and Son 1892 - *** BOOK in good clean condition. Shelfworn publisher's original black boards with silver title on spine and upper board. Seal and Arabic text in silver on upper board. Lower leading corner worn, slight bumping to lower corners. The join between the frontispiece and title page appears to have dried glue; the hinge itself is fine. Edges dusty, occasional light spotting. xx 316 pages including index and 7 appendices, 4 page publisher's catalogue, frontispiece of Major Macdonald, 15 further illustrations and a fold out map, (all as called for). *** CONTENTS This scarce and rather splendid looking book is an account of the expedition led by Major Macdonald in 1889 to investigates complaints about the Royal Niger Company The concluding chapter, added by Captain C R Day, is a short treatise on Native Musical Instruments. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Japanische Stoffmusterbücher , 10 Bände . Pro Band ca. 150 bis 200 Abbildungen in außergewöhnlich frischer Erhaltung. Überwiegend ein Stoffmuster pro Seite, teilweise 2 oder 3 Muster. Die einzelnen Seiten mit einem Pergaminblatt geschützt. Randerläuterungen bzw. Bezeichnungen in japanischer Schrift. Pro Band einführende Texte in japanischer Schrift. Band 1 enthält einen französischen Text, datiert 1892 über 10 Seiten,

      Japan, ohne Verlagsangabe, um 1892. - unp., ca. 1500 bis 2000 Seiten Broschierte Einbände mit späterem Folienüberzug, die Einbände etwas angestaubt und teils geringf. stockfleckig , Blattschnitt altersbedingt gebräunt, altersübliche Lesespuren, wenige Pergamin Zwischenblätter lose. Die mehrfarbigen Abbildungen in schöner frischer Erhaltung 084 International shipping air mail: 3.50 euros to 500 grams. 7 Euros to 1000 grams. Books about 1000 grams individually Sprache: ja Gewicht in Gramm: 5500 Broschiert , Format ca. 18 x 25 cm [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Playing Rules of Lawn Tennis, as adopted by the United States National Lawn Tennis Association. Also the Rules of Equestrian Polo and Badminton.

      Peck and Snyder, New York 1892 - After the first American National championship was held at thee Staten Island Cricket Club in September of 1880, the United States National Lawn Tennis Association (now the United States Tennis Association) was formed in 1881 to standardize the rules of this new tennis game, and to organize competitions. 11 years later, and at least a handful of publications later, this little charm came to print. It has 32 numbered pages of rules and regulations, followed by about as many additional pages of diagrams, ads, and related tennis resources. This is a small delicate pamphlet (4 x 5.75 inches) and overall in remarkable condition. Covers and inside pages are clean and gently aged. Printing is crisp and clear. Crease and smudge at top front corner. Gentle creases to back lower corner. 1.25" tear to back cover from head of spine. 2 stains to back cover near tail of spine. Darkened spine. Gentle and minor edgewear. Postage for oversized and international shipping will be calculated by size and weight. AbeBooks shipping quotes are ESTIMATES only. If actual shipping cost is less than the AbeBooks estimate, it is our practice to REFUND the difference to the buyer. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        From the Cottage to the Castle

      Private Press, 1892. Private Press, 1892 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of family reminiscences and records, detailing the family history of Sir James Stuart Coats, 3rd Baronet MC (1894 1966). With numerous photographic and engraved plates. Dated from a copperplate ink inscription to the front free-endpaper. Condition: In a full morocco binding with gilt decoration. Externally smart, with some light wear to the spine and corners. Internally, firmly bound. Front hinge strained but firm. Copperplate ink inscription to front free-endpaper. Pages are very bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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      Indianapolis: Bowen Merrill, 1892. Indianapolis: Bowen Merrill, 1892. First Edition. Hardcover. Half-inch chip at the base of the spine with a very small chip at the head; minor spotting to covers and dustwrapper. Very Good in a Very Good and scarce printed dustwrapper. White flexible boards embossed with an all-over design of cherub heads and the front cover stamped in gold. BAL 16587: Printing 1, Binding A. INSCRIBED "Very truly yours" and SIGNED in full by the author in Indianapolis in December 1891. Riley has also added TWO LINES OF VERSE: "As full of naught/As space is full of emptiness." With two small corrections in the text, presumably by Riley. A fragile book, especially with the original dustwrapper.

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        Sphinx. Dreizehnter - Achtzehnter Band (= Jahrgang 7-9; März 1892-Juni 1894; in 6 Bänden). Monatsschrift für Seelen- und Geistesleben. Organ der Theosophischen Vereinigung.

      Braunschweig, C. A. Schwetschke und Sohn (Druck von Appelhans & Pfenningstorff), 1892-1894.. VII, 384 S. mit einigen Vignetten, Textillus. u. 8 Taf. / VIII, 384 S. mit einigen Vignetten, Textillus. u. 8 Taf. / VII, 384 S. mit einigen Vignetten, Textillus. u. 8 Taf. / VII, 351 S. mit einigen Vignetten, Textillus. u. 4 Taf. / VIII, 486 S. mit einigen Vignetten, Textillus. u. 7 Taf. / VIII, 483 S. mit einigen Vignetten, Textillus. u. 4 Taf. Gr.-8°, Illus. O-Leinen. Ackermann II/673; Slg. du Prel 1082; Verinnerlichung, S.116 (Rubrik "Zeitschriften"). - Von 1886-1896 erschienen ingesamt 11 Jhge. in 22 Bänden. - Wichtige Zeitschrift, die sich metaphysischen, mystischen, spiritistischen, u. religionswissenschaftlichen Themen widmete. U.a. mit Beiträgen von: Max Dessoir, der hier 1889 erstmals den Begriff "Parapsychologie" verwendete, Franz Hartmann, Carl Kiesewetter, Carl du Prel, Annie Besant, H.P. Blavatsky; M. Collins, Albert de Rochas, Ferdinand Maack, Andrew Jackson Davis, Joh. Schlaf, Carl Kiesewetter, Peter Hille, Gustav W. Geßmann, Jul. Hart, Rich. Dehmel. - Dr. Wilhelm Hübbe-Schleiden, (1846-1916), begründete 1884 zusammen mit Oberst Olcott die erste Deutsche Theosophische Gesellschaft (D.T.G.), die sich dank ihm u. Franz Hartmann bald erfolgreich in Deutschland ausbreitete. 1885 war er Sekretär von H. P. Blavatsky, die gerade an ihrer "Geheimlehre" schrieb. Der bekannte Künstler "Fidus" (d.i. Hugo Höppener) war sein Pflegesohn. Vor seiner theosophischen Tätigkeit verfasste Hübbe-Schleiden u.a. Werke über die "Deutsche Colonisation" (1881), ab 1886 gab der die vorliegende Monatsschrift "Sphinx" heraus. Nachdem es um 1912/13 zu Zerwürfnissen innerhalb der Theosophischen Gruppierungen kam, aus denen u.a. Rudolf Steiners Anthroposophische Gesellschaft hervorging, autorisierte Annie Besant ihn zur Neugründung einer Deutschen Sektion, die allerdings wenig erfolgreich war u. mit dem Tod von Hübbe-Schleiden zerfiel. - Einbände etwas fleckig, leicht bestossen u. berieben; Vorsätze mit Stempel des Hrsg. "Dr. Hübbe-Schleiden DÖHREN bei Hannover"; tlw. mit kl. Marginalien; einige Seiten etwas braunfleckig; papierbedingt gebräunt, sonst gute Expl. <br> Der Versand erfolgt mit der Deutschen Post bzw. DHL.

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        The Sign of Four [A Sherlock Holmes Story]

      London, George Newnes Limited 1892. London, George Newnes Limited 1892, 1892. SECOND EDITION. Octavo, pp.283. Elegantly hand-bound in full burgundy oasis morocco leather, spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands, marbled endpapers, publisher&#39;s original pictorial cloth bound in at rear. Internally clean. Contemporary ink ownership else a fine copy in an attractive recent leather binding. Yellow fog is swirling through the streets of London and Sherlock Holmes himself is sitting in a cocaine-induced haze until the arrival of a distressed and beautiful young lady forces the great detective into action... The second of four full-length Sherlock Holmes novels, originally appearing in Lippincott&#39;s Monthly Magazine (Feb.1890). Doyle was reputedly commissioned to write the story following a dinner with the editor at London&#39;s Langham Hotel. The function was also attended by Oscar Wilde, who would contribute his only novel &#39;The Picture of Dorian Gray&#39; to the July 1890 issue. Doyle later discussed this &#39;golden evening&#39; in his autobiography &#39;Memories and Adventures&#39; (1924). Green & Gibson; A Bibliography of A.Conan Doyle. De Waal; The World Bibliography of Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson. See also Haining; The Classic Era of Crime Fiction (2002), Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction (1994), DeWaal; The International Sherlock Holmes (1980), Steinbrunner & Penzler; Ency.of Mystery & Detection (1976). Eric Quayle; The Collectors Book of Detective Fiction (1972). Howard Haycraft; Murder for Pleasure (1972), Graham Greene & Dorothy Glover; Victorian Detective Fiction (1966), Elley Queen; Queen&#39;s Quorum (1951).

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        The Green Fairy Book

      London, and New York: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1892. London, and New York: Longmans, Green, and Co.,, 1892. With Numerous Illustrations by H. J. Ford. Octavo. Original green cloth,titles to spine and pictorial decoration to upper board, black coated endpapers, all edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece, vignette title page, 12 full-page plates, vignette engraved llustrations in the text throughout. Contemporary ownership inscription to front free endpaper verso, ink mark to first blank. Spine rolled, slight rubbing to ends and corners, a few trivial marks to cloth but the colour vivid and the gilt nicely defined, some mild spotting within. A attractive copy in excellent condition. First edition, first impression, of the third installment in the Fairy Book series, beautifully illustrated by H. J. Ford. "These fairy tales are the oldest stories in the world, and as they were first made by men who were childlike for their own amusement, so they amuse children still, and also grown-up people who have not forgotton how they once were children." (Lang&#39;s preface). This collection contains such well-known stories as the Three Little Pigs and the Story of the Three Bears, alongside many less well-known though more fantastic.

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        Episoden des Untergangs.

      . Quart. Mit 1 signierten Original-Lithographie als Frontispiz und 27 Illustrationen (davon 1 ganzseitig und eine Initiale) nach Federzeichnungen von Alfred Kubin. 137 S. Originalpergament mit goldgeprägter Deckelillustration des Künstlers (verkleinerte Wiederaufnahme der letzten Textillustration: Nackter Jüngling, vom Speer durchbohrt) und goldgeprägtem Rückentitel.. Kongeniale Verbindung der den Untergang der Welt beschreibenden Prosa Schmidts mit den dazu in ihrer Intensität passenden drastischen Illustrationen Kubins, hier in der Vorzugsausgabe mit einer signierten Originallithographie Kubins und einer handschriftlichen Widmung des Verfassers. - Kubin Bücher, Bd.1. - Raabe 302; Horodisch A 51 (Normalausgabe); Marks A 92; siehe Raabe-Expressionismus, 265,5 und Kosch XV, S. 415 (für Schmidt). - Roberto Renato Schmidt (1892 - 1948) begründete den Merlin-Verlag und leitete ihn seit 1925. In einer rauschhaften gesteigerten Schilderung beschreibt der Verfasser einen kurzen Lebensabschnitt eines gewissen Rolfs. Szenen, die sich wie kurze Schlaglichter oder 'Episoden' aneinanderreihen, beschreiben die Welt als Morast, dem niemand entkommt. Es ist die Zeit des ersten Weltkrieges; die Philosophie und Wissenschaft sind hilflos angesichts des Schreckens. Gott wird als ein "Selbst Verlorener, Selbst Verstoßener, Selbst Entfernter" (S. 35) beschrieben. Die Hoffnung - von Rolf - daß "all dies ringsum [ ] vermodern [muß], das Neues entstehen kann" (S. 72) erweißt sich als Trug; aus dem "Untergang" erwächst kein Neuanfang. Wie unausweichlich von Beginn an das endgültige Verderben droht, fängt Kubin - quasi als Rahmen der Geschichte - in seinem Frontispiz und in der Illustration seiner Schlußvignette ein: Der Tod, mit Pfeil und Bogen bereit zum Schuß, tötet den Jüngling, der vom Pfeil durchbohrt, zusammenfällt. - Die Vorzugsausgabe besteht aus 50 nummerierten Exemplaren auf Juball-Bütten mit jeweils signierter Originallithographie. Nr.1 - 20 sind dabei in Ganzleder gebunden, jedem dieser Exemplare ist eine Originalzeichnung Kubins beigefügt. Nr. 21 - 50 sind in Ganzpergament gebunden; vorliegend ist dies die Nr. 41. - Die handschriftliche Widmung des Verfassers lautet: Herr Dr. W. Maag/ gewidmet/ vom Verfasser/ RRSchmidt/ Lugano/ 3.Juli.1937". - Pergamentdeckel leicht aufgebogen. Vereinzelt leicht fleckig.

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      Paul Ollendorff 1892 - - Paul Ollendorff, Paris _1892, 12,5x19,5cm, relié. - Edition originale, un des 5 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon, le nôtre portant le N°1, seuls grands papiers. Reliure en demi maroquin rouge, dos lisse orné d'un double cartouche doré décorés d'écoinçons en angles et au centre d'un motif floral doré, petites traces de frottements sur les mors, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tête dorée sur témoins, reliure de l'époque. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à son éditeur Paul Ollendorff. Provenance : de la bibliothèque de Paul Ollendorff. Edition originale, un des 5 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon, le nôtre portant le N°1, seuls grands papiers. Reliure en demi maroquin rouge, dos lisse orné d'un double cartouche doré décoré d'écoinçons en angles et d'une fleur dorée en son centre, petites éraflures sur le dos, double filet doré sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tête dorée sur témoins. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à son éditeur Paul Ollendorff. Bel exemplaire à toutes marges agréablement établi. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Octave Uzanne, Paris, France 1892 - small 4to. half cloth, marbled paper-covered boards, top edge cut, other edges uncut with original paper wrappers bound-in. (x), 431, (25); (vi), 382, (26) pages. 2 Volumes. Text in French. Limited to 1000 numbered copies printed on vellum paper. Union List I, 493. Complete set of 12 issues bound in two volumes, published monthly in 1892. Volume I, January to June; Volume II July to December. Uzanne (1852-1931) founded three reviews devoted to the book, of which this is one. See Willa Z. Silverman, "Books Worthy of our Era? Octave Uzanne, Technology, and the Luxury Book in Fin-de-Siècle France" in Book History 7 (2004), 239-84. Robert F. Byrnes called Uzanne "the greatest authority on French publishing" at the time. See Byrnes, "The French Publishing Industry and its Crisis in the 1890's" in The Journal of Modern History 23:3 (September 1951), 232-42. Table of contents, list of illustrations, and wrappers of individual issues follow text in each volume. Each issue lavishly illustrated with plates and in-text illustrations and with foldout sample of cloth cover. Small stamp indicates that this set was a duplicate to the Library of Congress. Covers soiled, scuffed, and rubbed at corners. Bookplate on pastedown of first volume. half cloth, marbled paper-covered boards, top edge cut, other edges uncut with original paper wrappers bound-in [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Paris, France: Octave Uzanne, 1892. Paris, France: Octave Uzanne, 1892. half cloth, marbled paper-covered boards, top edge cut, other edges uncut with original paper wrappers bound-in. small 4to. half cloth, marbled paper-covered boards, top edge cut, other edges uncut with original paper wrappers bound-in. (x), 431, (25); (vi), 382, (26) pages. 2 Volumes. Text in French. Limited to 1000 numbered copies printed on vellum paper. Union List I, 493. Complete set of 12 issues bound in two volumes, published monthly in 1892. Volume I, January to June; Volume II July to December. Uzanne (1852-1931) founded three reviews devoted to the book, of which this is one. See Willa Z. Silverman, "Books Worthy of our Era? Octave Uzanne, Technology, and the Luxury Book in Fin-de-Siècle France" in Book History 7 (2004), 239-84. Robert F. Byrnes called Uzanne "the greatest authority on French publishing" at the time. See Byrnes, "The French Publishing Industry and its Crisis in the 1890&#39;s" in The Journal of Modern History 23:3 (September 1951), 232-42. Table of contents, list of illustrations, and wrappers of individual issues follow text in each volume. Each issue lavishly illustrated with plates and in-text illustrations and with foldout sample of cloth cover. Small stamp indicates that this set was a duplicate to the Library of Congress. Covers soiled, scuffed, and rubbed at corners. Bookplate on pastedown of first volume.

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        Der Königliche Zwinger in Dresden : Photogr. Aufnahmen / vom Kgl. Landbauinspector Karl Schmidt und Bildhauer Moritz Schildbach.

      Hamburg, Gustav W. Seitz, 1892.. Seltene großformatige Mappe mit 35 photographischen Aufnahmen des Dresdner Zwingers im Format 42 x 29 cm. Auf dünnem Papier gedruckt. Mit einem in rot und schwarz gedruckten illustrierten Titelblatt sowie 2 Blättern Textteil mit 3 Grundrissen. Mit ganzen Ansichten wie auch zahlreichen Detailaufnahmen des plastischen Schmuckes etc.. Illustrierte Ohlnmappe, Folio ( 43 x 30,5 cm ). Druck von Carl Griese. Die Einbandmappe von schlechter Erhaltung, stärker fleckig, angestaubt, mit kleinen Stauchungen auf dem Vorderdeckel sowie kleineren Schäden am Rückdeckel und Rücken. Flügel etwas gebräunt, leicht fleckig, etwas beschädigt. Titelblatt sowie Textblätter stärker fleckig, mit leichten Randläsionen. Die Lichtdrucke selbst von recht guter Erhaltung, wenige mit kleinen Beschädigungen an den Ecken oder Rändern.Am Rand, außerhalb der Aufnahmen aber teils etwas finger- bzw. leicht stockfleckig, etwas unfrisch. Aus dem Textvorwort: " Anmerkung: Die photographische Aufnahme so vieler wertvoller und schwer zugänglicher Motive wird zwar dem Umstande zufällig vorhandener Baugerüste im Wesentlichen verdankt, es leuchtet aber ein, daß eben aus diesem Grunde nicht immer eine künstlerische Vollendung derselben ermöglicht werden konnte - Die Herausgeber ". - sehr selten - ( Pic erhältlich - webimage available ).

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        JAHRESBERICHTE FÜR NEUERE DEUTSCHE LITTERATURGESCHICHTE, 21 Bände: 1 (1890) bis 21 (1910). Gebundene Zeitschrift, Literaturgeschichte.

      Stuttgart : G.J. Göschen ; Berlin : B. Behrs, 1892 - 1912.. 21 Jahrgänge in 19 Bänden, insgesamt ca. 80.000 S. 4°, Halbleinen. Die ersten 21 Jahrgänge des Literaturjournals. Die Bände erschienen zwei Jahre nach Jahrgangsabschluss (1892-1912). Aus ehemaligem Bibliotheksbestand, mit entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen. Einbände staubig und berieben, teils mit Kratzern. Band 12 (1901) bis 21 (1910) in erneuerten Halbleineneinbänden, mit geringeren Gebrauchsspuren. Band 17 (1906) bis 20 (1909) jeweils im Doppelband. Seiten teils griff- und staubfleckig, sonst aber überwiegend sauber. Einige Bände jedoch mit Wasserschaden: Seiten von 13 (1902), 14 (1903), 15 (1904) und 21 (1911) sind gewellt. Seiten von 12 (1901), 16 (1905), 17/18 (1906/07) und 19/20 (1908/09) sind ebenfalls gewellt und haben wasserflecken. Bindung bei allen Bänden fest. Guter bis brauchbarer Zustand. jqx zqx mbx

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        Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of Eighty

      sp;- London - Chapman and Hall, 1892. sp;- London - Chapman and Hall, 1892 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A lovely copy of this classic Dickens novel. With a frontispiece and seventy-five further illustrations, both plates and in the text. Barnaby Rudge was one of two novels (the other was The Old Curiosity Shop) that Dickens published in his short-lived (18401841) weekly serial Master Humphrey&#39;s Clock. Barnaby Rudge is set during the Gordon Riots of 1780. It was the fifth of Dickens&#39; novels to be published, and Dickens&#39; first attempt at a historical novel. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled boards and marbled textblock edges. Externally generally smart although a trifle rubbed. Hinges are slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and clean with just the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Importante insieme di due lettere alla vigilia delle elezioni politiche del 1892 che porteranno alla formazione del primo Governo Giolitti. A. Bella lettera autografa firmata del patriota e scrittore diretta a Ercole Strada. Affiliato alla Giovine Italia e arrestato nel 1833, scontò parte della condanna presso il carcere dello Spielberg. Liberato nel 1838, ma costretto a rifugiarsi in Piemonte. Vicino al pensiero di Cattaneo e assertore di un ordinamento statale repubblicano e federale, intraprese un'intensa attività giornalistica e di pubblicista. Iseo 12 Maggio 1892. Una pagina in - 8. Ella conserva l'ardore giovanile, e quindi è impaziente pel rinnovamento dell'Italia. Che si prepara bensà, ma lentamente, e coordinata al rinnovamento dell'Europa. Purtroppo dobbiamo pazientare ancora. Avremo un Ministero nuovo in coloro, come fu quello onesto di Rudinà, che si fece cadere per ambizioni personali, non patriottismo. Il ministero nuovo durerà pure, ed alle strette vorrà fare le elezioni col collegio uninominale?Se non interviene una rivoluzione sociale, non otterremo mutamenti d'indirizzo sino a che non potremo comporre una Camera indipendente democratica con indennità ai Deputati?. B. Lettera autografa firmata di risposta di Ercole Strada a Rosa. Pralboino li 25 maggio 1892. Egregio Amico?penso alla responsabilità che assume il nostro partito in faccia alla nostra patria. e non vorrei che gli uomini che guideranno la nave si sommergessero portando con loro le delusioni che purtroppo finora abbiamo subite?. Tre pagine in - 8. Nel 1892, a causa dei forti contrasti insorti tra i ministri per i tagli da fare ai bilanci dei rispettivi dicasteri, di Rudini fu costretto a lasciare la presidenza che passò a Giovanni Giolitti, inaugurando l'età giolittianA


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        The Ballad of Beau Brocade and Other Poems of the XVIII Century

      London - Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and Co., Ltd., 1892. London - Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and Co., Ltd., 1892 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A limited large paper edition ofThe Ballad of Beau Brocade and Other Poems of the XVIII Century by Henry Austin Dobson (1840 - 1921), commonly Austin Dobson, an English poet and essayist. This is number 244 of 250. With fifty illustrations by Hugh Thomson. First edition thus. Hugh Thomson (1860 - 1920) was a British illustrator. Thompson&#39;s style reflected the nostalgia of the time, his fine line drawing of rural characters and gentle countrified society appealing to the imagination of the public. Thompson illustrated Mrs Gaskell&#39;s Cranford, going on to illustrate eleven of the twenty-four books that came to be called the Cranford series. He also worked on two books for his friend the poet Austin Dobson, The Ballad of Beau Brocade (1892) and The Story of Rosina (1896). In 1894 he illustrated Pride and Prejudice for George Allen, followed by five more of Jane Austen&#39;s novels. Previous owner&#39;s bookplate to front pastedown. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, generally smart but with minor wear to extremities and handling marks to boards and spine. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and clean throughout but with foxing to endpapers. Overall: VERYGOOD INDEED.

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        A Journey to Bontuku, in the Interior of West Africa

      John Murray for the Royal Geographical Society, 1892. John Murray for the Royal Geographical Society, 1892. 1st edition. Before moving on to become one of the leading writers in the early days of &#39;The Golden Age of Detective Fiction&#39;, R. Austin Freeman was a Colonial Service surgeon in the Gold Coast, in which role he joined an 1888 Government expedition into West Africa, to explore the area &#39;to the north of those portions of Upper Guinea known as the Gold and Ivory Coasts&#39;, in particular the town of Bontuku. In 1892 Freeman published his account of this pioneering trip in a 30-page article in the Royal Geographical Society&#39;s Supplementary Papers Vol 111, Part 2, with a colour map and engravings. It is this complete Journal which is offered here, in amazingly good condition, in its original blue wrappers lettered in black. Extremely scarce thus, indeed presently unique.

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        Twenty-Five Years in The Secret Service

      London - William Heinemann, 1892. London - William Heinemann, 1892 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The memoirs of English spy Henri le Caron, whos services enabled the British Government to take measures which led to the fiasco of the Canadian invasion of 1870 and Kiel&#39;s surrender in 1871. With tissue-guardedfrontispiece engraving of le Caron, along with facsimile of his signature, and other plates throughout. Beach published the story of his life, Twenty-five Years in the Secret Service, in 1892 and it had an immense circulation, but he had to be constantly guarded, his acquaintances were hampered from seeing him, and he was the victim of a painful disease, peritonitis, from which he died on 1 April 1894. Condition: In a green cloth binding. Externally smart, with just a few marks to the boards and some light wear to the head and tail of the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Front hinge slightly strained. Ink siganture to title page. Pages are mainly bright and clean, with just the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Equatorial America

      Boston and New York - Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1892. Boston and New York - Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1892 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A descriptive account of Ballou&#39;s travels in South America, where he visited St. Thomas Martinique, Barbadoes and the Principal Capitals of South America. First edition. Maturin Murray Ballou (1820 - 1895) was a writer and publisher in 19th-century Boston, Massachusetts. He co-founded Gleason&#39;s Pictorial; was the first editor of the Boston Daily Globe; and wrote numerous travel books and works of popular fiction. Previous owner&#39;s ink inscription to front blank. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, smart but with slight wear to extremities and the odd slight mark to boards. Front hinge starting. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with slight marks to front free endpaper and slight tidemarks to text block edge. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        The Makers of FlorenceDante Grotto Savonarola and their City

      London - Macmillan and Co., 1892. London - Macmillan and Co., 1892 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A beautifully presented copy of this detailed account of the author&#39;s travels in Florence. Bound in decorative paper vellum, with a cloth covered dustwrapper and cloth covered slipcase. With numerous tipped in photogravuers. Condition: Bound in a full paper vellum binding with decorative gilt detailing, cloth covered dustwrapper, and cloth covered slipcase. Externally, binding and dustwrapper are generally smart, with only some light marks. Slipcase is sound, with some light chipping to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean. Bookseller&#39;s label to the verso of the front free endpaper. Neat and nicely written ink inscription to endpaper. A lovely copy. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED with a NEAR FINE dustwrapper and VERY GOOD INDEED slipcase..

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        Gerome: The Life and Works of Jean Leon Gerome

      Cassell Pub. Co, 1892. Cassell Pub. Co. Very Good. 1892. B003LNQS54 Very Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: No Jacket) Decorative cloth, 45 cm, vii + 288 pages, 44 leaves of plates, 20? of which are photogravure-etchings. Text from &#39;autobiographical notes and letters by the artist. &#39; The photogravure prints are exceptionally sharp and vivid. Scarce book. Very good copy, spine? slightly faded, showing some wear at head and foot of spine; gold stamped front book bright with light age spotting around the? edges. Frontis portrait of the artist is moderately foxed, all other plates very clean. . B003LNQS54 .

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      London - W. B. Whittingham and Co, Ltd., 1892. London - W. B. Whittingham and Co, Ltd., 1892 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this scarce book: &#39;Mexico; its Progress and Commercial Opportunities&#39;, by E. J. Howell, which has been signed by the author. Inscribed by the author to the title page with a note to &#39;Vincent Groom Esq, with the authors kind regards, August 25/96&#39;. Written shortly before the Spanish-American War and the Cuban War of Independance, this book &#39;makes known the present state and position of the country as a field for British Enterprise&#39; during the time. Includes a fold-outmap of Mexico. Condition: In a silver gilt cloth binding. Externally, generally smart, lightly rubbed in places and to the top and tail of the spine. Internally, firmly bound, generally bright and clean with some light spotting. The map has onesmall repair and some marks to the front pastedown and free-endpaper. Overall Condition: VERY GOOD..

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        The Poetical Works of Matthew Prior

      London - George Bell & Sons, 1892. London - George Bell & Sons, 1892 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A finely bound revised edition of The Poetical Works of Matthew Prior with Memoir. Bound in half leather and decorative paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering. A New Edition. Bound by Hatchards, with a bookbinder&#39;s ink stamp on the front free-endpaper. Matthew Prior, 1664 1721, was an English poet and diplomat. He was educated at Westminster School, and St Johns College, Cambridge, becoming friends with Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax, from an early age. It was an age when satirists could be sure of patronage and promotion. Montagu was promoted at once, and Prior, three years later, became secretary to the embassy at the Hague. After four years of this, he was appointed a gentleman of the King&#39;s bedchamber. The poet&#39;s knowledge of French is specially mentioned among his qualifications. After his return from France, where he had acted as ambassador, Prior became under-secretary of state and succeeded John Locke as a commissioner of trade. In 1701 he sat in Parliament for East Grinstead. When the Tories came into power in 1710, Prior held a prominent place in all negotiations with the French court, however when the Queen died and the Whigs regained power, he was impeached by Robert Walpole and forced into retirement. Prior published works throughout his life, from 1687 onwards. In the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Prior is described as the famous British diplomatist who was arguably the most important poet writing in English between the death of Dryden (1700) and the poetic majority of Pope in 1712. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is slight wear to the extremities, including very mild bumping and rubbing to the heads of the spines particularly. Internally the pages have slight browning to the edges, and very occasional spot..

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        Zum Rudolph-See und Stephanie-See. Die Forschungsreise des Grafen Samuel Teleki in Ost-Aequatorial-Afrika 1887-1888 geschildert von seinem Begleiter.

      Wien, A. Hölder, 1892.. 4°. Mit 179 (tls. blgr.) Abbildungen u. 2 mehrf. gef. farb. Karten. XII, 877 SS. Farb. illustr. u. goldgepr. OLn. (etw. angestaubt u. gering beschabt).. Henze II, 606.- Erste Ausgabe.- Höhnel (1857-1942) begleitete Samuel Graf Teleki von Szek (1845-1916) auf seiner Expedition, die durch Höhnels Teilnahme wissenschaftliche Bedeutung erlangte. Sie durchzogen entlang dem Pangani-Fluss das Hochland bis zum Kilimandscharo-Massiv. Nebst Erforschung der damals erst lückenhaft bekannten und kartographisch nur unvollkommen erfassten Gebiete bestieg die Expedition den Kibo-Gipfel bis über 5000 m und teilte ihre Erfahrungen Hans Meyer mit, dem 1889 die Erstbesteigung gelang. Der Mount Kenia wurde erreicht und über die Massai-Region und den Baringo-See ein Vorstoß nach dem unbekannten Norden unternommen. Dabei betrat die Expedition zum erstenmal tätiges Vulkangebiet in Afrika (Teleki-Vulkan) und entdeckte im Grenzraum Kenias und Abessiniens die beiden großen Seen, die nach dem Thronfolgerpaar 'Rudolph-' und 'Stephanie-See' benannt wurden. Durch seine Beobachtungen wies Höhnel den Zusammenhang des abessinischen Hochlandes mit dem Randgebirge des ostafrikanischen Grabens nach und lieferte damit dem Geologen Ed. Sueß die Grundlagen zu dessen Ansichten vom afrikanischen Grabensystem. - Im Anhang: Aus dem Jagdtagebuche des Grafen S. Teleki. - Aufzählungen der wissenschaftlichen Ergebnisse der Expedition. - Die Abbildungen zeigen verschiedene Stationen der Expedition, Eingeborene, verschiedene Pflanzenarten und Tiere, Werkzeuge, Jagdgerät sowie Landschaften.- Papier nur minimal gebräunt.

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        Hand-book of Australian Horticulture

      Sydney,: Turner and Henderson, 1892.. Sydney,: Turner and Henderson,, 1892.. Quarto, 12 chromolithographic plates, wood-engraved illustrations throughout; a good copy in original dark green cloth. An ambitious colonial production 'intended for climates different from our own'. This work includes chapters on Bush House Construction and Management, Herbaceous Plants and Hanging Baskets to name just a few. The lavish tipped-in colour plates are by Signor Guglielmo Autorello, whilst the hundreds of woodcut illustrations are drawn from a wide range of local sources.

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        Fra I Batacchi Indipendenti. Viaggio di Elio Modigliani.

      Roma, Societa Geografica Italiana, 1892.. EA. Mit 23 Tafeln mit fotogr. Abb, 35 Figuren (Zeichnungen), einer mehrfach gefalteten Farbkarte sowie zwei mehrfach gefalteten Foto-Panoramen (Fotozincografia dell' Istituto geografico militare). 191 S. Gr. 8°. Original-Broschur. Ausgezeichnet erhalten in der Original-Broschur, lediglich der Umschlag gering fleckig und der Rücken mit kleinen Fehlstellen; innen sehr gut, teilweise unaufgeschnitten.. Dieses Buch des bedeutende italienischen Ethnologen, Anthropologen und Allround-Forschers über die Toba-Batak auf Sumatra ist sicher das seltenste seiner drei Hauptwerke. Die beiden anderen über Nias und Engano erschienen 1890 und 1894. Die wenigen bekannten und frühen ethnologischen Fotografien über Nias, Engano und über die Toba-Batak auf Sumatra stammen zum großen Teil von Modigliani.

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        Von Bagdad nach Stambul. Reiseerzählung.

      Freiburg (Fehsenfeld), (1892).. 644 S. mit einem Portrait des Verfassers. farb. ill. OLn. Plaul 41. etwas schief gelesen, vorderes Gelenk gelockert, fliegender Vorsatz mit Eckausschnitt, insgesamt recht gutes Ex. = Gesammelte Reiseromane, Bd. III.. Sehr seltene EA Plaul 230.1.

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        The Ruined Cities of Mashonaland Being a Record of Excavation and Exploration in 1891

      ONT>With a Chapter on The Orientation and Mensuratio of the Temples by R. M. W. Swan, 1892. ONT>With a Chapter on The Orientation and Mensuratio of the Temples by R. M. W. Swan, 1892 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of James Theodore Bent&#39;saccount ofexploration and archaeology in 19th century Africa. Bent (1852 1897) was an English explorer, archaeologist and author. Hespent a year in South Africa, with the object, by investigation of some of the ruins in Mashonaland, of throwing light on the vexed question of their origin and on the early history of East Africa. The resulting book, &#39;The Ruined Cities of Mashonaland&#39;,was the first detailed examination of the Great Zimbabwe. Complete with all its original illustrations and folding map plates. Condition: In publisher&#39;s decorative full cloth binding. Externally, a little worn. Some minor loss to the cloth of the spine, which is also beginning to lift at the head. Hinges are slightly strained. Internally, generally firmly bound, although half title is loosening. Pages are clean with light spotting throughout. Bookplate of previous author to front pastedown. Overall: GOOD..

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        Cours de danse fin de si?e

      Legrand, Louis. Cours de danse fin de si?e Paris: Dentu, 1892. Text by Erast? Ramiro, (pseud. of Eug? Rodrigues). Paris: E. Dentu, 1892. First edition. one of 300 copies. Tall 8vo. Red morocco with marbled boards and endpapers. Partially printed in color. With 11 original etchings in black. Cours de danse fin de si?e is a charming fin-de-si?e work, but one which depicts ballet studies with an accuracy and rigor. Gordon Ray notes Legrand creates etchings that avoid the prurient Parisian fascination with naked legs, choosing instead a Zolaesque accuracy of the exercises that ballet dancers practiced day after day. "No more than with Degas is there anything titillating about the dancers poses; indeed, Legrand seems to have selected their most difficult positions." Reference: Carteret IV; 331; Ray. The Art of the French Illustrated Book. #342.

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      95 - London - Chatto and Windus, 1892. 95 - London - Chatto and Windus, 1892 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Twohistoricalworks by Walter Besant on London and Westminster. First editions. Sir Walter Besant (14 August 1836 9 June 1901), was a novelist and historian who lived largely in London. With chapters on the city during the times of the Tudors, the Normans, Charles II, and many more. Illustrated throughout with numerous engravings in the text and frontispiece to WestminsterCondition: In blue cloth bindings. Externally sound, though with some bumping and marks. Spine of Westminster cocked, with some splitting to the cloth on the spine. Internally, bindings strained. Ink inscriptions dated 1895 to half-title od London and title page of Westminster. Pages are bright, though with scattered patches of light foxing throughout. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Recits d&#39;un Aeronaute

      Paris - Librarie Ch. Delagrave, 1892. Paris - Librarie Ch. Delagrave, 1892 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Afascinating French work about ballooning and aeronautical adventures. Fourth Edition. With a history of ballooning and aerostatic fantasies. Includes illustrations in the text. Lovely balloon themed bookplate of Mike Willoughby to front pastedown. Raoul Henri Clement Auguste Antoine Marquis, aka Henry de Graffigny, 1863-1934 was an eclectic and eccentric French writer. His books are informative, hands-on, exuberant, and wacky, detailing scientific knowledge. He is the author of over two hundred books, mostly under the pseudonym of Henry Graffigny. His many specialities include organic chemistry and the ascents airship. His work ranges from abundant adventure novel (the Extraordinary Adventures of a Russian scientist, published from 1888 to 1896, made him a pioneer of French science-fiction ), comedy and puppetry, science and technology (aviation, astronomy, radiology) mechanical guides and other electric manuals to &#39;Everything you need to get Married&#39;. Condition: In a half crushed morocco binding with marbled boards. Externally sound although rubbed. Internally firmly bound. Age-toned with light scattered foxing. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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